ICYMI The Hate U Give is taking the world by storm – and rightfully so. If the many starred reviews don’t convince you that you need to read it, maybe this will.
I cleared my TBR to listen to THUG on release day – and all I can say is if you haven’t picked this book up, you need to. I’m going to help you with a giveaway below but I can’t recommend the audiobook enough. It is SO GOOD.
Read Angie’s interview on NPR.
“People like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right.”
(I love her channel)
THE HATE U GIVE
by Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: February 28th 2017
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.